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Senior Budget Analyst

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Budget Analyst
Job Category Staff & Executive - Finance/Accounting/Purchasing
Department Chancellor - New Brunswick

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Budget Analyst for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. This position reports to the Senior Budget Director.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Works as a generalist and is involved in all aspects of the office’s operations working on a daily basis with highly confidential and sensitive financial information.
• Supports the Senior Budget Director and Vice Chancellor in developing and implementing RCM budgeting for New Brunswick, the flagship campus of Rutgers University.
• Responsible for the review and analysis of all University-wide cost centers, all New Brunswick-specific cost centers, and the campus’s responsibility centers.
• Prepares independent analysis of financial data and prepares financial documents and reports for internal purposes.
• Monitors, verifies, and reports the consolidation of month-end close, quarterly projection, and year-end statements; liaise with all responsibility centers and cost centers to analyze and substantiate results.
• Gathers budgetary data for modeling, projecting, forecasting, and planning; analyzes P&L accounts; review and consolidate all salary improvement program implementations; and other special projects, with limited direction.
• Develops additional resources as necessary to better serve the campus in financial planning and resource allocation to ensure consistency with University policies and the campus strategic plan.
• Reconciles transactions and processing recurring journal entries to provide funding to campus-wide units in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
• Assists in the day-to-day business operations to ensure compliance of University policies and procedures and serves as a financial advisor for all units within New Brunswick which has total campus resources of over $1.7 billion in expenditures.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 07
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 72990.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 92386.000
Annual Maximum Salary 111782.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Administrators Confidential
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a Bachelor’s degree preferably in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP).
• Also requires a minimum of five years of experience in financial analysis, budgeting, or other relevant area.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Must have collaborative work style, excellent communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), with advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
• Must possess excellent financial analytical skills, solid understanding of database structure and have the ability to manipulate complex data from multiple sources (i.e., advanced Excel formulas and macros).
• Strong work ethic and ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously; detail-oriented and highly organized.
• Knowledge and experience with journal entries, financial statement preparation, and general accounting concepts are also required.
• Ability to work independently and to exercise confidentiality and discretion in the operational decision-making process.
• Willingness to learn new systems and processes.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree.
• Experience working in a higher education environment strongly.
• Strong preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Responsibility Center Management, Tableau, Oracle ERP Cloud, and Oracle Hyperion Planning software.

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Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3181
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What would you consider as your top priority in your current position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
Optional Documents